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Weekly Update October 14, 2019

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. ~ William Arthur Ward

We wish all of our families a blessed Thanksgiving weekend. We hope you enjoy the holiday with your family. There is no school on Monday, October 14th.

Thanksgiving Liturgy

Last Thursday, our Grade 4 students led us in prayer at our beautiful Thanksgiving Liturgy. We are grateful to our Grade 4 students and their teachers for the thoughtful celebration they prepared for us and for reminding us all of the many blessings we have to be thankful for. Thank you to all of the parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles who were able to come and pray with us!


Our Parent Engagement Event with Aussie-X originally planned this week has been rescheduled for the Spring!

Boogie-A-Thon Fundraiser

On Thursday, October 31st, we will be hosting our ANNUAL ST. ANDREW BOOGIE-A-THON! This is our one major fundraiser for the year. The money from our fundraiser will be used to purchase items and activities for our students that will enhance their experiences here at St. Andrew School. We appreciate any financial support you can give us, it all goes towards enhancing our children’s education! For more information, and to learn how you can support our school, please see our Boogie-A-Thon Announcement.

Parish News

Parents’ Meeting for First Reconciliation:  There will be a meeting for all parents and guardians of our Grade 2 students at Mary Mother of God Parish at 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 17th to learn about First Reconciliation.

Youth-Led Family Mass: On Sunday, October 20 at 11 am, Mary Mother of God Parish will have their monthly Youth-Led Family Mass. Mass includes upbeat music played by the youth band ABLAZE. Young people serve in all liturgical ministries and there is an extra special welcoming attitude for our young families. Arrive early as this Mass is always well attended.

Sensory Friendly Masses: Beginning in November, Mary Mother of God Parish will offer a monthly Mass for Catholics (young and old) with sensory sensitivities including Autism, Down Syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder and ADHD. On the second Sunday of the month at 3:00 pm, we will offer Mass with less sensory input. You can expect lower lights, softer music, low gluten host, smaller host portions, shorter and more literal homilies, and the freedom to move around if necessary. Most important: you’ll receive the Eucharist while surrounded by fellow worshipers with a welcoming attitude. Feel free to bring whatever supports you may need, including fidgets, weighted blankets, noise-canceling headphones, sunglasses or comfort toys. Dates for our sensory-friendly Masses are: Nov 10, Dec 15, Jan 12, Feb 9,  March (canceled for March Break) April 12, May 10, June 14. For more information, please contact Debbie Frey at youth.mmogp@bellnet.caIf you are interested in volunteering at these masses, please contact Debbie ASAP!

Grade 8 Tour of Holy Trinity and Pink Football Game

On Wednesday, October 16th, our Grade 8 students will be attending a tour of Holy Trinity High School which will include an opportunity to root on the Titans.

AP Program Parent Information Night

On Thursday, October 17th, from 7:00-9:00 PM, Holy Trinity High School will be hosting an Information Night for Parents on their Advanced Placement (AP) option parents and guardians of Grade 8 students who are interested.

IB Program Parent Information Night

On Wednesday, October 23rd, at 7:00 PM, parents/guardians and students currently in Grade 8 are encouraged to attend an information night at St. Thomas Aquinas High School to learn more about the I.B. program at STA. An overview of the application process and the requirements of the program will be detailed.

Picture Re-Takes

Edge Imaging will be returning to our school for picture retakes for those interested on Tuesday, October 29, 2019.

The Great Big Crunch!

To promote healthy eating, our school will be participating in the Great Big Crunch. Halton Food For Thought partners with schools to help promote healthy snacks at school. The Big Crunch Date is October 24th. Each child in our school will be given an apple to eat as a healthy snack, and we will be crunching on them in unison. Pictures will be tweeted out!


Cross-Country Meet Postponed

The 2019-2020 Elementary School Cross Country Meets will now take place in April, 2020. More specific information will follow later in the school year.


Our Boys’ Senior Volleyball team remains undefeated with a 4 and 0 record.
This Week: Wednesday, October 16th against St. Luke at St. Andrew

Our Girls’ Senior Volleyball has 3 wins and 2 losses; they have won their last two games! We are hoping their winning streak will continue.
This Week: Wednesday, October 16th against OLP at Our Lady of Peace

Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving Holiday – School is Closed
Oct 14 @ 6:08 pm – 7:08 pm
HT Welcome – Pink Football Game for Grade 8s @ Holy Trinity Secondary School
Oct 16 all day
Boys’ Volleyball at St. Andrew against St. Luke
Oct 16 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Girls’ Volleyball against OLP at Our Lady of Peace
Oct 16 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Holy Trinity AP (Advanced Placement) Information night
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Parents’ First Reconciliation Meeting @ MMOG Parish
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Pizza Day
Oct 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Youth-Led Family Mass at MMOG @ Mary Mother of God Parish
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Weekly Update October 14, 2019

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